Former President Obama caused widespread bewilderment, recently.
He chose to make the horrifying elementary school massacre in Uvalde, Texas about the second anniversary of the killing of George Floyd.
Making Uvalde Massacre About Floyd’s Killing
Obama posted his tweets about the Uvalde school shooting. He then went on to enjoy a night out with a visit to a Broadway show before having dinner at a luxury Italian restaurant in New York City.
The mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas earlier this week shocked the world.
18-year-old local Salvador Ramos shot dead a total of 19 children and two teachers before he was gunned down by law enforcement.
The bloodshed in Uvalde occurred a day before Wednesday’s two-year mark since the killing of George Floyd.
In a bizarre Twitter feed, Obama somehow decided the Uvalde massacre and the death of George Floyd belong together.
Obama started by saying while “we grieve” for the murdered “children,” “we should” also remember it has been two years since George Floyd’s death.
From there, the former Democrat president ranted about Floyd’s murder was followed by the “rise” of a “new generation of activists” who managed to direct their anger towards “organized action” for reform of the police and criminal justice system.
It remained unclear whether Obama meant the 2020 riots causing $1 billion in damages, the scandal-ridden BLM foundation, or vicious “defund the police” efforts that turned once proud and prosperous American cities into cesspools of violent assaults and economic crime.
As we grieve the children of Uvalde today, we should take time to recognize that two years have passed since the murder of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer. His killing stays with us all to this day, especially those who loved him.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 25, 2022
Inspired by these young leaders, @MBK_Alliance launched a Reimagining Policing Pledge for mayors and cities ready to take action. If you’re wondering how you can help make things a little better today, here are some ways to get involved: https://t.co/1E1MfT1sza
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 25, 2022
Obama has crossed the line. Don’t make this recent tragedy about George Floyd. Disgusting pic.twitter.com/q8wJdstPXW
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) May 26, 2022
Barack Obama tweet today was Embarrassing and disrespectful to the families and victims in Texas.
— TheLeoTerrell (@TheLeoTerrell) May 26, 2022
I can’t believe that @BarackObama had the nerve to bring up George Floyd in the same tweet as the innocent children who were killed yesterday.
What the hell is wrong with him?!
— Alex Bruesewitz (@alexbruesewitz) May 26, 2022
This is disgusting so disgusting it’s easy to miss what this truly is, a clear call for political violence, there’s no other reason to bring up Floyd today. Floyd’s death kicked off the lethal summer of ‘20, this is Obama calling for the same playbook to be ran now. https://t.co/ewLUri0iVa
— Joe Kent for WA-3 (@joekent16jan19) May 25, 2022
One of the most disgraceful statements of all time.
Comparing the tragic death of young children to Floyd’s death is meant for no other reason other than to illicit outrage.
Obama should be ashamed. https://t.co/JHfjSGYy1c
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) May 26, 2022
Enjoying Himself in NYC After Bizarre Twitter Rant
Obama then concluded his questionable tirade by promoting an initiative launched by his foundation, all of that on top of “grief” for “Uvalde children.”
His weird Twitter rant quickly brought out a storm of indignant reactions and ridicule.
Some of those who reacted wondered how the Uvalde massacre may be connected in any way to the killing of George Floyd.
Others accused the former president of seemingly using the tragedy of the elementary school massacre just to advertise his “favorite activist group.”
One commentator, Harry Khachartrian, a contributor to Washington Examiner, summed up Obama’s comments as claiming George Floyd was actually “the real victim of Uvalde.”
Unmoved by the rampant indignation, and with no intention to rectify his rant, Obama was spotted later on Wednesday night, enjoying himself in NYC, The Daily Mail reported.
The former president first visited the New World Stages theater located on W. 49th Street, which presently shows a “musical about dreamers.”
After that, he was escorted by the New York Police Department and Secret Service to a posh Italian restaurant in Chelsea, Portal.
Here, he had dinner in a private room together with several guests. He was escorted back to his NYC hotel about three hours later.
I saw this tweet by way of a screenshot, and thought it was an offensive troll. Nope. You sick partisan sociopaths can’t even let people mourn in peace. God have mercy on your soul @BarackObama https://t.co/xHc6hOxjkH pic.twitter.com/j8KtuUldA0
— Viva Frei (@thevivafrei) May 26, 2022
Barak Obama somehow links the murder of innocent children to the death of career criminal George Floyd! Obama is an asshole! Who Agrees?
— It’s Common Sense! (@TimeToVoteRed) May 26, 2022
Barack Obama using the mass murdering of innocent children to remind us of the anniversary of career criminal George Floyd’s death was the most disgusting thing I have ever witnessed on Twitter! Who feels the same way?
— Amanda 🇺🇸🦅 (@AmandaLarreni) May 26, 2022
Obama has reminded us that he remains one of the worst people in the country
— Rep. Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) May 25, 2022
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 26, 2022